"Nonunion contractors and minority and female workers fear that they could miss out on major construction projects funded by the economic stimulus package because President Barack Obama has issued a directive on contracting that favors union labor.

An executive order that Obama signed in February "encourage(s) executive agencies to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements" on federal construction projects of $25 million or more...."

Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers, March 26, 2009

America's Jobless

Updated: Mon, Apr 6th 2009 @ 3:10pm EDT